ATC and CenturyLink Partner for comSpark.tech

CenturyLink and ATC Court Greater Cincinnati Businesses via comSpark.tech (Booth #41) ATC and CenturyLink will be exhibiting together at the upcoming comSpark.tech event in Cincinnati, OH, on September 18th and 19th. ATC has locations in both Cincinnati and Hartford, CT. Until recently, CenturyLink has had a nominal presence in Cincinnati. Still, ATC and CenturyLink have…

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ATC Recognized as Connecticut Tech Top 40 Company

  DeMartino Leads ATC Connecticut onto “Fast Growth” List The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Marcum LLP recently announced the fastest growing technology companies in Connecticut based on percentage revenue growth. ATC’s outstanding performance—five consecutive record years—has propelled it into this select group. ATC co-founder & managing partner, Darren DeMartino, leads the ATC Connecticut office.…

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UCaaS: Why the Network Matters

The real estate agents’ mantra is “location, location, location.” You’ve certainly heard the phrase enough. In a nutshell, “location, location, location” means identical homes can significantly increase or decrease in value based on location. When it comes to cloud telephony, ATC’s mantra is “network, network, network.” What determines the underlying success or failure of any application…

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Are These Four Cloud Myths Holding You Back?

Compliments of ATC provider, Flexential: Cloud computing has moved beyond a hyped tech darling to a necessity for business growth and competitive advantage. A well-executed move to the cloud will save money, make better use of resources and increase efficiency. Yet, despite its rise in adoption, a lot of companies continue to have misconceptions and…

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Cloud Networking Changes Game

Check out this cloud managed Network as a Service (NaaS) video from CBTS (below). Organizations can now experience improved performance, equivalent reliability and security over MPLS at a lower cost. “It’s not uncommon for enterprise businesses to struggle with limited visibility into their network and thus juggle multiple applications to manage a disparate network. NaaS puts an…

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Does Your Business Have Something in Common with Tesla?

Yes, your business does have something in common with Tesla: people. People are the heart, soul, and engine of most businesses. They are also the single most common source of data loss. Usually, in the form of human error. Mistakes happen to good companies and good people. Last week Tesla, however, fell victim to human…

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3 Ways to Keep Your Remote Employees Engaged

Remote workers who are engaged–isn’t that counter intuitive? Aren’t they just scattered across the globe doing who knows what? Not so fast. Rather than just being names you see online or voices you hear during your semiweekly check-in meeting, remote employees can be engaged and productive. In fact, they can be your most engaged and…

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SD-WAN or MPLS: Doesn’t Have to be All or Nothing

With the growth of software-defined networking solutions, it might be tempting to toll the death knell for Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). But that would be a mistake. It’s easy to understand the attraction of the latest network innovations promised by SD-WAN. As more applications move to the cloud and the number of applications used to…

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What is Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)?

What is the difference between an inexpensive “shared” Internet connection and a Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuit for your company? Data center and cloud applications simply perform better with a Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) circuit, instead of the average, cost-effective “business” Internet access types like coax cable, Fios, U-verse, and FiOptics. The preeminent flavor of…

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Fundamental Security Questions to Gauge Your Stance

A data breach is on par with the most damaging things that could happen to an organization. The thought of being the next company to make headlines keeps IT leaders up at night. As threats become increasingly widespread, sophisticated and dangerous, you should be developing security strategies that protect your environment. Depending on your industry,…

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Powered by CBTS, ATC Sweeps Podium

ATC partnered with CBTS recently to support The Circuit’s Annual Fundraiser and team building event. With one of the karts wrapped with ATC and CBTS branding, participants dueled wheel-to-wheel at the Full Throttle Indoor Karting facility in Cincinnati, OH. Out of 46 drivers, ATC driver’s Nick Enger, Louie Hollmeyer and David Goodwin placed the 1st, 2nd…

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ATC Powered by CBTS

ATC and CBTS Partner to Support The Circuit’s Annual Fundraiser Truth is, ATC and CBTS partner all the time to serve Cincinnati’s finest companies, large and small. In fact, ATC is a CBTS Platinum Partner. In this instance, however, ATC and CBTS teamed up to sponsor The Circuit’s Annual Fundraiser and Team Building event being held…

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Hybrid Networking: Conversational SD-WAN

Download the “Conversational SD-WAN” eBook brought to you by ATC provider, Masergy Perhaps you’re considering SD-WAN, but want to know if it lives up to the hype. Or maybe you (or your boss) have already decided to implement SD-WAN. Either way, you’ve got some choices to make. Which SD-WAN features will you use (or not…

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ATCinco de Mayo 2018 in Pictures

3rd Consecutive ATCinco de Mayo Another Success Despite inclement weather – again, ATCinco de Mayo in Cincinnati was another successful celebration. If you were able to attend, thank you for joining us! We enjoy this annual occasion to spend time with clients, partners and friends. If you were not able to attend, then we hope…

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Hollmeyer Moderates comSpark.tech Podcast

ATC’s Louie Hollmeyer recently moderated a comSpark.tech podcast featuring Jeff Crawford, IT Director for The Harris Products Group, a division of Lincoln Electric. Topics discussed include application development, quality assurance, service desk, first-call resolution, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).   To listen to the podcast click here!   Here’s a transcription: Hello, and welcome…

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ATC Receives Emerging Business Award

Today ATC was recognized with LEAD Magazine‘s Emerging Business Award. LEAD Magazine is a business-to-business publication for C-Level executives in Cincinnati and the surrounding regions. “The Emerging Business Award honors businesses that are in the midst of experiencing growth or have been steadily growing throughout the years. Companies were selected based on their leadership, expertise…

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Ransomware Keeps its Hold on Your Data

Verizon’s annual data breach 2018 report shows hacking attacks that take your files away have gotten worse. In fact, they’ve doubled and got more sophisticated. Here’s four quick-hitter takeaways from the C-Net article shown below: Ransomware is a lucrative and GROWING business. Hackers are targeting consumers less, and focused more on businesses. Healthcare is the hardest…

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Style Match…

(Photo: David Goodwin, ATC managing partner and co-founder; Brian Young, BD Capital co-founder, president and CEO; Dave Hollenbaugh, BD Capital co-founder and COO; and Clayton Connor, ATC senior consultant.)   … Works Well for Acquisition Firm Each time BD Capital Partners adds a new, independent insurance agency to its acquisition mix, Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) transitions…

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Cloud-First SD-WAN

Check out this two minute overview from ATC provider Bigleaf. Bigleaf has a unique cloud-first approach to SD-WAN intelligence. This from ATC’s senior consultant and SD-WAN guru, Nick Enger, via LinkedIn: “Confused on SD-WAN & Cloud? Take a peak at this high-level video put together by the folks at Bigleaf Networks. Not all SD-WAN providers are equal.…

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TRAILBLAZIN’ the Tip of the Telecom Spear

Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) saw record revenues in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year. So what’s the secret sauce? Maybe it’s ATC’s carrier-neutral, solution-agnostic approach and its commitment to offering the highest levels of service and support in an industry – telecommunications – commonly ranked the lowest in customer satisfaction. Or maybe it began with the…

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Enger Set to Appear on The Circuit’s SD-WAN Panel

The Do’s and Don’ts of SD-WAN ATC’s senior consultant, Nick Enger, is slated to appear as part of an expert SD-WAN panel. The Circuit, an IT association located in Cincinnati, OH, conducts a monthly education series called “Breakfast Bytes” where the hottest topics in the IT industry are covered. Later this month on April 26th,…

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Hubbell Lands on Cloud Telephony with Masergy Global UCaaS

ATC’s DeMartino Spearheads Consultation and Review of UCaaS Services Faced with aging, disparate telephony platforms across 80+ locations, Hubbell Incorporated’s telecommunications manager, Jeff Mazzabufi, knew a new single platform was going to be needed sooner rather than later. “We had a mixed bag of different release models, different call centers, and different brands of phone…

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Why Security as a Service is the Next Big Thing

SECaaS Is Where It’s At (Below is a recent post from IBM’s “Security Intelligence” web site found here.) In our personal lives, we consume a huge number of services on demand, from music and television to travel and food. As consumers, we expect to be able to access services monthly, paying only for what we…

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ATCinco de Mayo Returns Friday, May 4, 2018

For the third consecutive year, ATCinco de Mayo returns. This year, however, it will be celebrated on Friday, May 4th. ATCinco de Mayo originated two years ago as an open house for the new office space in Cincinnati, OH. Despite sketchy weather, the celebration went over so well in 2016 that we decided to bring…

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ATC Posts Fifth Consecutive Record Year in 2017

Complex, Multi-Location Projects Drive Growth with New Mid-Market and Enterprise Businesses Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC) experienced record revenues in 2017 for the fifth consecutive year. Both regional offices—Cincinnati, OH and Hartford, CT —exceeded previously held revenue highs. Over the last five fiscal years, ATC has onboarded large national, multi-location clients and added additional value to…

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Hosted VoIP: What IT Decision Makers Really Think

… And What They Expect Tomorrow In collaboration with Spiceworks, CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently published a survey, Hoisted VoIP: What IT-Decision Makers Really Think. Here’s the lead: Hosted VoIP solutions can greatly expand and improve the capabilities of a company’s telecommunications systems. This is especially true for companies with legacy phone and data networks…

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ATC and CBB Give Back at Matthew 25: Ministries

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ATC joined forces with Cincinnati Bell on Thursday, December 22, for an afternoon of volunteerism at Matthew 25: Ministries. It was the 7th year ATC has volunteered around the holidays at Matthew 25: Ministries. Our assignment this year: sort out pill bottles. Check out scenes from our visit below.

 

2018 Technology Wish List

SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM ATC What’s on your 2018 technology checklist? Here’s some technology cheer and educational content wrapped around 9 key next-gen IT technologies: 1. SD-WAN: 5 Criteria for Evaluating SD-WAN 2. Cyber Security: Time to Recharge Your Cyber Security 3. Unified Communications: 10 Reasons Companies are Moving to Cloud Communications 4. More Bandwidth: What’s Driving…

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5 Security Trends to Watch in 2018

2017 was a year dominated by news of data breaches and new cyber security threats, from major hacks affecting companies like Equifax and Verizon to ransomware attacks such as the global WannaCry incident. It stands to reason then that we will see more of the same in 2018, with corporations, governments, public bodies and even…

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Volunteer with ATC at Matthew 25: Ministries

Every year ATC gives back to the community though service and giving to over 25 different local and national non-profits and charities. On Thursday, December 21st, ATC will be volunteering at Matthew 25: Ministries in Cincinnati, OH, from 1 to 4 p.m. Please join us to celebrate the holiday season with service. This is the 7th…

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4 Pointers to Optimize Your Wireless Spend

Cellular optimization should be easy, but nothing could be further from the truth, not to mention it’s an ongoing, month-to-month initiative. All the providers – Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc. – have a myriad of plans, promotions, discounts, devices, upgrades, and economies of scale that affect wireless spend. This, of course, is compounded by the fact…

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What is Network as a Service (NaaS)?

Check out this quick-hitter video from ATC provider, CBTS, regarding Network as a Service (NaaS), an all-in-one network solution for your entire connectivity infrastructure. CBTS Sales Engineer, Kirk Rooney, talks about how integrating NaaS is a fully optimized, enterprise-grade solution for modern business.

 

CenturyLink CTO Talks Multicloud

Now that the merger is complete, let’s hear from CenturyLink CTO, Aamir Hussain, on his vision of a multicloud world where CenturyLink can help move workflows anywhere. A big part of this transformation is applying SDN and NFV to create new services. “I see a network where we’ll have multiple NFV forms. Some will be…

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U.S. Fiber Lit Buildings Leaderboard

This new benchmark, unveiled by Vertical Systems Group in August, ranks the eleven companies with 10,000+ on-net U.S. commercial buildings with lit fiber connections. Retail and wholesale fiber providers with 10,000 or more on-net fiber lit commercial buildings in the U.S. qualified for the list. Eleven companies attained a position on the 2016 U.S. Fiber…

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